Hank Williams: Lost Highway

Hank Williams: Lost Highway is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It on Over” and “Hey, Good Lookin’,” which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams’ life.

Roles
3F, 7M
Musicians
5
Acts
2

Creators

Randal Myler

Randal Myler

Randal Myler’s credits include: Director and Co-Author of It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues (Tony Award nomination for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical), Director and Co-Author of Hank Williams: Lost Highway (Outer Critics...

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Mark Harelik

Mark Harelik

Mr. Harelik, a native Texan, grew up in the only Jewish family in the small town of Hamilton in central Texas, where his two biographical plays, The Immigrant and The Legacy, take place. With Randal Myler, he co-wrote Hank...

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Reviews

"Hank Williams: Lost Highway, the sharp, witty, deftly shaped musical biography now in a sensational production by American Blues Theater, charts that classic arc of self-destruction. "

Chicago Sun


Instrumentation

5 Musicians

Upright Bass
Electric Guitar
Mandolin
Fiddle
Steel Guitar

Casting

Hank Williams
Male
A south Alabama hillbilly singer, thin and black-eyed. He dresses in high-priced western suits and always wears a Stetson.

Tee-Tot
A Black south Alabama street singer of indeterminate age.

The Waitress
Female
The keeper of an all-night diner somewhere in the south. A cheerful, lonely person.

Hoss
Male
A member of Hank's band, The Drifting Cowboys. A big, boyish man, Hank's age. Plays upright ("doghouse") bass.

Jimmy (Burrhead)
Male
A member of Hank's band, plays lead electric guitar. From Oklahoma, especially so in his speech.

Leon (Loudmouth)
Male
A member of the band and a skillful musician on many instruments, featured on the fiddle. Pleasant and taciturn.

Fred Rose (Pap)
Male
A founder and executive of a Nashville music publishing company. A Midwesterner from Chicago.

Audrey Williams
Female
Hank's first wife, later his professional widow. A blond Alabama beauty, sweet and exuberant and sure.

Shag
The pedal steel guitarist.

Cast Vocal Ranges

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped 60 days prior to the first performance.

10 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Conductor Scores

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

Promotional Resources

Hank Williams: Lost Highway Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Hank Williams: Lost Highway Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

£129.5 / £92.5 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Hank Williams: Lost Highway Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

£185 / £111 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Production Resources

Advance Pack

1 Piano/Vocal Score, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/Vocal Score shipped as soon as payment is received.

£73.67

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (60 days prior to the first performance ), you can request additional weeks.

£73.67 / week

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

£18.42 each